George P. Tsarnas, Senior Partner
George’s practice is focused on representing clients in various real estate and business transactions and estate and business succession planning. He enjoys representing small, family businesses and giving them legal advice. In many cases he acts like an unofficial board member, and clients rely on his counsel to make informed business decisions.
His knowledge of real estate and business enables him to offer his clients timely and effective advice. He counsels landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers in all matters of real estate issues, offering experience in retail, office and industrial real estate leasing and transactions.
Representing closely held businesses, George offers advice and creative solutions for all aspects of his clients’ corporate needs, ranging from structuring entity ownership, contract negotiations, management succession, and family business transactions.
Typical engagements include representing regional and national landlords and tenants in commercial leasing transactions; sale-leaseback; securing financing and documentation for like kind exchanges; serving as corporate counsel to construction, manufacturing and service industries for all business and transactional needs including borrowing, structuring internal governance and asset purchases and sales of businesses; offering counsel to his business and real estate clients for estate planning and business succession planning.
George was a founding partner of the firm with Sam Goldman in 1974. George previously practiced in the Akron Law Department as the Chief City Prosecutor and in the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.
Practice Areas: real estate law, business law, estate planning
The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio – BA, 1960
The Ohio State University School of Law, Columbus, Ohio – JD, 1963